1. Starting college can be one of the most exciting, scary, frustrating, and revelatory times in a young person’s life. While you’re having to adjust to the rigors of university-level work, you’re also expected to magically become an adult at the same time. Oftentimes, academia and social lives become so prevalent that it’s easy to overlook […]
  2. On May 22, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in a strong bipartisan vote. For banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets, this is a blessing that will benefit the people and businesses here in Southern Arizona. Tailoring regulatory requirements to suit […]
    Aug 17, 2018
    3 min read
  3. Going back to at least the 1950s, starter homes have been one of the best ways for families to initiate their homeownership journey. While there’s no specific definition, starter homes generally feature one to two bedrooms and are priced under $200,000 according to Trulia. Due to the crippling effects of the Great Recession, starter homes […]
    Aug 6, 2018
    3 min read
  4. Do you remember Harry Markopolos? As a financial analyst for a Boston investment firm, Markopolos was asked to reverse engineer Bernie Madoff’s trading strategy and revenue streams. The unregistered hedge fund was producing stratospheric returns and the investment firm wanted to duplicate Madoff’s success. According to an interview with 60 Minutes, Markopolos said it took […]
    Jul 11, 2018
    3 min read
  5. Spring has arrived and with that comes peak home buying season. It’s the busiest time for homebuyers, as people come out of their winter hibernation and start exploring what’s available on the market. Prices are climbing, inventory is moving quickly Since spring is such a magnet for interested homebuyers, competition is fierce. Inventory, or the […]
    Mar 23, 2018
    5 min read
  6. The Federal Reserve raised the federal funds interest rate three times in 2017 from 1.00% to 1.50%, signaling an environment where some believe rates will continue to rise. This is potentially good news for investors who may feel uneasy with the volatility of the stock market. An investment in a Certificate (CD) can deliver liquidity, […]
    Mar 5, 2018
    2 min read
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